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SQL | Parameters and return values exercise | Default values in parameters
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- Execute this script.
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Create a stored procedure called uspContinentEvents which filters events to show only those:
- which took place in a given continent;
- which took place on or after a given date; and
- which took place on or before a given date.
When you run your procedure, it should show something like this:
These results are for events in Asia between '1990-01-01' and '2000-01-01'.
You can use the LIKE clause to show all events whose continent name contains the parameter value you pass in.
Now try running uspContinentEvents without any values for the parameters. You should get an error:
The error you'll get when you run your procedure without passing any parameters in.
Unless you are using default values, all parameters must have a value. Set default values for each parameter to be the widest range that you can:
Re-running the stored procedure with the widest defaults should result in 459 rows being returned.
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